On 16 June 2014 there was a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Ancestry.com, which hosts the Rootsweb mailing lists.
These mailing lists are still down after a week, and there's been no information about when they will be working again.
This has affected some of the lists dealing with parts of Africa, especially the southern African ones.
Until they are working again, people who are feeling cut off are welcome to post things in the general African genealogy list, which is not hosted by Rootsweb and so is still working. After all, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape are just as much part of Africa as Tunisia, Mauretania and Somalia.
African genealogy list
Group Email Addresses
Post message: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've posted this to some of the people who I know have recently been active in the southern African Rootsweb lists.
When the Rootsweb lists are working again, of course you can go back to posting material of purely local interest in the specialist local lists, but I hope you will continue to post material of general African interest
in the African list.